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Telling Our Own Stories

  • Telling Our Own Stories - Oualid Khelifi - Multimedia Author
  • Telling Our Own Stories - Oualid Khelifi - Multimedia Author
    Mali 2012 - Last peaceful sunset the day before the Touareg rebellion of January 2012 was launched. This village on the Niger river is located less than 20 kilometres from Timbuktu's old town.
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    Mali 2012 - communities from around Timbuktu fled as rumours of war begin to spread in Northern Mali
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    Mali 2012 - A military checkpoint at a remote Saharan area 14 kilometres from Timbuktu's old town. Malian army troops set up as a response to Touareg rebellion announcement.
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    Mali 2012 - Diré is a small village on the left bank of the Niger river. Conflict over fishing resources and wet land to herd cattle have historically been at the heart of ethnic and tribal disputes in the Sahel region.
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    Mali 2012 - Travelling up and down the Niger river on small pinasse boats was an ordinary trade and transport route for locals, and a touristic attraction for foreigners. Traffic slowed down dramatically since the beginning of the 2012 Malian crisis.
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    Senegal 2011 - Protestors in the capital Dakar calling on former head of state Abdoulaye Wade to drop plans of amending constitutional limit on presidential mandates as the then-incumbent hoped to extend his rule.
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    Senegal 2011 - "Rise against expensive cost of life" is the slogan many protestors lifted. Demonstration took place against the intentions of former president Abdoulaye Wade to run for another mandate.
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    Senegal 2012 - Casamance river is the main route of transport for rural communities in Southern Senegalese regions confined between Gambia, Guinea Bissau and the Atlantic ocean.
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    Ivory Coast 2013 - Abidjan hosts the biggest community of Lebanese migrants in Africa. Settled in the West African country for three generations, Ivorian Lebanese sing tribute to their second mother nation: Cote d'Ivoire.
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    Ivory Coast 2013 - Mosque of the prominent Shia Lebanese community in Abidjan. The building hosts a prayer space, a cultural centre and a library at the service of Shia Ivorians of Lebanese origin, estimated at 100,000 across Ivory Coast.
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    Ivory Coast 2013: Christmas for Ivorian christians is a very special religious and family occasion. Imported pines and other evergreen trees are decorated with white material to simulate snow.
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    Burkina Faso 2013 - National state television is regarded as a major propaganda tool for overthrown president Blaise Compaoré who run the country from 1987 to 2014. In the popular rise which forced him out of office, government controlled TV building was one of the first state assets to get targeted by protestors.
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    Ghana 2014 - The Volta is the biggest artificial lake in the world, a landmark project for newly independent Ghana in the 1960s. Believed then to contribute significantly to powering the country with electricity, the lake is still far from reaching its potential as a resource while the West African country continues to endure frequent blackouts.
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    Cabo Verde 2014: Rapper and graffiti artist Sné from Sao Vicente island denounces in his work authorities neglecting, and yet demonising, suburbs. In his little apartment unable to afford the bill, he lives without electricity. Watch the short-documentary produced in a multimedia workshop by Afreekyama Collective - myself and Selim Harbi- on the subject: https://vimeo.com/114583293
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    Burkina faso 2013: A clerk walks through the gates of an evangelic church in Bobo-Dioulasso, south western Burkina Faso. Built in early 20th century by French missionaries, the religious site is destined to promote Christianity in a muslim-majority community.
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    Ghana 2014: The Yapei Queen is the only cargo boat which carries both goods and passengers up and down the Volta lake. Despite the region being water rich, sachet drinkable water is mostly produced in the south of Ghana and commercialised to poorer and less industrialised north.
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    Cabo Verde 2014: Exposition of Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali as part of Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde in Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island. Portuguese documentary photographer António Júlio Duarte and event producer Penélope de Melo attending the expo.
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    Cabo Verde 2014: Vanisia is a young pole dancer in the Cabo Verdian island of Sao Vicente. She is defyingly outspoken about her job, often stigmatised and severely judged by the very same individuals who regularly pay a visit, she argues. At home, Vanisia is a loving and caring mother. Watch the short-documentary produced in a multimedia workshop by Afreekyama Collective - myself and Selim Harbi- on the subject: https://vimeo.com/114508945
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    Algeria 2014 - Aicha Karzika is a Touareg traditional music vocalist who is practicing less and less her ancestors art due to exploitation by Algerian cultural authorities. Spending more time in the family's farm in deep remote southern Algerian, she is here cooking 'Taguela' bread during lunch break. Watch my full story in a 6 minutes short documentary at: http://storiesofchange.worldpressphoto.org/stories/burning-tinde
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    Algeria 2014: Two kids from the village of Tazrouk in the southern Saharan district of Tamanrasset. In the Algerian school curriculum, there is no reference to the Black African origins of many Algerians, particularly southerns. This community in Tazrouk is of a Touareg-Tamasheq tongue. However, it is ethnically a cross between Peulh, Haussa, Songhay and Berber tribes which occupy today various countries in the Sahel and West Africa.
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    Algeria 2015: Parts of the eastern province of Constantine sit at around 800 metre above sea level. Heavy snow storms aren't unheard of during winter.
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    Algeria 2015: While the country comes to almost a complete halt during snowfalls, youngsters still risk driving to rural areas to enjoy the scenery and play about.
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    Algeria 2015: Ali from the eastern city of Constantine on a day trip to Aïn Karma, a rural mountainous village 30kms away from the town centre. This abandoned bus stop signals the isolation and very low human density of Aïn Karma farming surroundings.
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    Algeria 2015: The outcome of "import-import" policy as described by political satirists in Algeria. This barn in the remote outskirts of Aïn Karma village to the east of the North African country dates back the French colonial era. Taken over by rural communities during early days of independence, rural exodus to urban centres begun in the 1980s resulting in an almost-complete dependence on imported basic alimentary products.
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    Algeria 2015: Amine Lehchili is a local part-time farmer in Aïn Karma village to the east of Algeria. Born and raised in the city, Amine still visits now and then his father's derelict farm house. Nonetheless, he emphasises the sheer difficulty to reverse the state of affairs and take back rural eastern regions to productivity mode.
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    Algeria 2015: Unused items at an empty farming house in Aïn Karma, rural eastern Algeria.